News Compilation: November 2023


November 2023
Canada’s CPTPP Leadership in 2024: Managing the Rival Accession Bids of China and Taiwan
Dive into the dynamics of global trade with SPPGA Prof. Kristen Hopewell. Learn how the CPTPP can shape the future, with insights on Taiwan and China’s bids. via Canadian Global Affairs Institute

November 23, 2023
Global trade rules threaten food security amid climate shocks
Discover the groundbreaking research by Profs. Kristen Hopewell (SPPGA) and Matias E. Margulis (SPPGA, Faculty of Land and Food Systems) in Science Direct on climate-induced challenges to the world’s food system. Learn why reforming WTO rules is pivotal for effective responses to emerging food security threats.

November 23, 2023
Big costs sink flagship nuclear project and will sink future small modular reactor projects, too
The collapse of NuScale’s SMR project in the U.S. raises critical questions about the viability of small modular reactors. Co-author and Prof. M.V. Ramana (SPPGA) breaks down the economic realities in nuclear energy in this thought-provoking op-ed. A must-read for anyone concerned about Canada’s energy future. via The Hill Times

November 15, 2023
The BRICS Resurgence
SPPGA Prof. Kristen Hopewell delves into the evolving role of the BRICS bloc amid rising tensions. Read her insightful analysis to understand the changing dynamics of global politics. via Australian Institute International Affairs

November 2, 2023
Advancing interdisciplinary knowledge for ocean sustainability
Join Prof. Rashid Sumaila (SPPGA, Institute for the Oceans and Fisheries) on a journey of discovery in npj Ocean Sustainability! In just one year, this groundbreaking journal has united 180 authors from 30 countries, fostering global collaboration on crucial ocean issues. Dive into the latest research on a sustainable ocean!


November 29, 2023
Global Fisheries are Devastated by Government Subsidies
Discover the challenges and solutions to global overfishing in Prof. Rashid Sumaila‘s (SPPGA, Institute for the Oceans and Fisheries) enlightening insights in Techonomy. 

November 15, 2023
Asia-Pacific leaders gather in San Francisco as tensions with China run high
Prof. Yves Tiberghien (SPPGA, IAR, Department of Political Science) shares insights on the dynamics at the APEC summit. Can economic collaboration prevail amid rising geopolitical tensions? Explore the discussion in this CBC piece.

November 12, 2023
A Middle East Nuclear Free Zone Remains Grounded
Prof. M.V. Ramana (SPPGA) emphasizes the importance of eliminating nuclear threats in the Middle East. Read about his insights in this thought-provoking article by In Depth News.

November 10, 2023
‘Very good progress’ but nothing firm as deep-sea mining rules are hashed out
Prof. Rashid Sumaila (SPPGA, Institute for the Oceans and Fisheries) sheds light on the ongoing ISA meetings and the potential impacts of deep-sea mining. Join the conversation on sustainable practices for our oceans. via Mongabay

November 9, 2023
New bill would halt ethics investigations of politicians during Alberta election campaigns
Prof. Maxwell Cameron (SPPGA, Department of Political Science) questions the puzzling move in Alberta to suspend ethics investigations during elections in this thought-provoking CBC Edmonton article.

November 9, 2023
Harness potential of blue economy to reduce unemployment in Africa- Prof Rashid Sumaila
Prof. Rashid Sumaila (SPPGA, Institute for the Oceans and Fisheries) emphasizes the transformative power of the Blue Economy to create jobs for Africa’s youth. Read more about his insights in the article by Graphic News.

November 9, 2023
“Who stands to benefit?” To engage in deep-sea mining or not. Not, say international scientists
Prof. Rashid Sumaila (SPPGA, Institute for the Oceans and Fisheries) unravels the complexities of deep-sea mining. A thought-provoking analysis on short-term profits, long-term risks, and the impact on our oceans.

November 1, 2023
Nuclear without borders?
Join the conversation on climate solutions! Prof. M.V. Ramana (SPPGA) delves into the nuclear energy revival in the latest Sur la Terre podcast. Explore the possibilities, challenges, and the role of nuclear power in achieving a sustainable future. Listen now!